Chapter 01 Quiz

Instructions
Please answer all the questions.

This assessment is worth 10 points.

  1. According to your textbook, the three major goals of public speaking are informing, persuading, and   (1 point)

    a.  
    b.  
    c.  
    d.  
    e.  

  2. According to your textbook, the three main goals of public speaking are   (1 point)

    a.  
    b.  
    c.  
    d.  
    e.  

  3. When you experience stage fright, your body is producing extra , a hormone that is released into the bloodstream in response to physical or mental stress.   (1 point)

    a.  
    b.  
    c.  
    d.  
    e.  

  4. According to your textbook, rather than trying to eliminate every trace of stage fright, you should aim at transforming it into   (1 point)

    a.  
    b.  
    c.  
    d.  
    e.  

  5. Which of the following does your textbook recommend as a way of dealing with nervousness in your speeches?   (1 point)

    a.  
    b.  
    c.  
    d.  
    e.  

  6. As Benita approached the podium, loud voices from the hallway filled the room. Before beginning her speech, she asked someone in the back of the room to close the door. In this case, Benita was dealing with   (1 point)

    a.  
    b.  
    c.  
    d.  
    e.  

  7. What, according to your textbook, is the term for anything that impedes the communication of a message?   (1 point)

    a.  
    b.  
    c.  
    d.  
    e.  

  8. Public speakers who seek to communicate with listeners from cultures other than their own need to take special care to avoid _______________ in their speeches.   (1 point)

    a.  
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    d.  
    e.  

  9. Whatever a speaker communicates to someone else is termed the   (1 point)

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    b.  
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    d.  
    e.  

  10. According to your textbook, the belief that one's own group or culture is superior to all other groups or cultures is termed   (1 point)

    a.  
    b.  
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    d.  
    e.  



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